We hadn’t put up our outside lights for Christmas this year. I meant to bring them out with all the other Christmas decorations. I remember seeing them. But they must have gotten lost in the shuffle. Just as well. There were a couple of days when the wind blew hard. So hard that some actually lost their decorations – which is NOTHING compared to what was lost in Newtown Connecticut on December 14th.
Sandy, for me, was a lot easier to deal with, as the disaster was a result of the elements – not some psycho on the loose with a gun. If a gunman is going to just turn the gun on himself – why not just start there? And it’s not like the world will ever KNOW what became of this individual who’d gone on a shooting spree to wipe out innocent children.
Whatever reasons are given will be speculation – and even if we are given reasons that are sure knowledge, they can NEVER justify the tragedy. It will never make it better. It won’t bring peace or comfort that thousands will need. It’s not something that can be overcome.
27 souls were lost that day – from earth. But so many more were destroyed – many permanently. It will take some decades to forgive, to heal, and to move on. And some will remain bitter and do themselves more harm than the shooter did. And that also is very tragic.
After I dropped Jenna off at school today, I bawled. I’m still producing tears as I attempt to create this post that will never express the emotions that all too many of us have right now.
Twenty little angels never to be driven anywhere again. Never to be dropped off or to wave good-bye to. They have left their earthly bodies – but they still exist. I have every ounce of faith that they have made it to the highest kingdom within heaven. They are pure. It will be they who will have to look out for their families – to help them move on.
I was saddened by this post and feel for the author who wishes it was the positive events that would put Newtown on the map.
It is my prayer that the residence of Newtown may find some kind of closure and return to the picturesque Norman Rockwell town that they were less than a week ago. Don’t guess it will ever be that way. May your angels protect you always.